Black Holes and Revelations
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Limited Edition vinyl LP pressing of the 2006 release by this British rock trio, who finally achieved international stardom with their 2003 album, Absolution. 11 tracks including the single 'Supermassive Black Hole'. WEA.
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But once I got to hear "Black Holes and Revelations", I was swept away. I can see why people call it progressive - big, sweeping synthesizer noises, lyrics that sound sci-fi-y, mad guitars. But it's not self-indulgent like prog rock. It's got attitude, attack, a sneery sense of humor. Think Radiohead after one too many espressos and you might have an idea. Is this prog/punk fusion the future of rock 'n' roll?
Now they've returned with "Black Holes and Revelations," a simmering symphonic rock tapestry that expands their sound into darker territory. It's also more electronic in nature, but the core of the band still lies in their magnificent, haunting rock'n'roll and classical arrangements.
It opens with a rippling keyboard melody, which blooms out into a soaring guitar melody and lots of blippy electronica. That feeling only grows as Matthew Bellamy starts to sing of death, damnation, and corruption. "You behold/And beholden for all that you've done/And spin/Cast a spell/Cast a spell on the country you run/And risk/You will risk/You will risk all their lives and their souls..." Political? Sounds like it.
Muse heads towards more pleasant territory in the bittersweet, yearning "Starlight," as well as soft mournful balladry, and wistful pop that blossoms out into spare, sizzling electro-rock. Bellamy shows the beauty in the bleakness when he sings, "During the struggle/They will pull us down... Let's use this chance/To turn things around/And tonight/We can truly say/Together we're invincible."
But the heart of Muse is still in rock'n'roll, like Led Zeppelin fronted by Beethoven. They still specialize in walls of embroidered sound, like elaborate rock tapestries. They play symphonic rock that sweeps all over the board, explosive bass-laden rockers, and fast-paced violin rock that ends with a whisper.
Muse hasn't abandoned their sound in order to go mainstream, even after making it big on this side of the pond.Read more ›
Once I put the album in my discman I have not been able to stop listening to it. It is full of crazy sounds, some wicked techno touches that make it catchy and ridiculoulsy upbeat on some of the tracks. But it's the harmonies that are the best part. It never gets boring and keeps surprising. Tracks 1-4 are so unbelievable as is the rest but I can't stop listening to the first bit.
Although dangerous, riding your bike and listening to this album makes you feel like you are on top of the world and lovin' it all.
Definitly one of the best albums I've heard in a long time.
Own it on iTunes and on LP.
1. Take a Bow
3. Supermassive Black Hole
4. Map of the Problematique
5. Soldier's Poem
9. City of Delusion
11. Knights of Cydonia
12. Glorious ( iTunes exclusive )
Don't hesitate and buy it ;)
My favorite tracks are Glorious ( iTunes only.), Knights of Cydonia, Exo-Politics,Map of the Problematique and Starlight, obviously !
Most recent customer reviews
This is the best money I ever spent. Vinyl is definitely the way to go. Listening to records has become super trendy these days but surely there is a reason: the music sounds... Read morePublished 15 days ago by Ash S.
Awesome album, and it sound terrific. As with any record, please don't pair it with a crappy record player and expect it to sound great.Published 2 months ago by Shivam
Très bon disque de rock progressif. Beaucoup de synthétiseurs, chansons semblables à celles de Genesis à l'époque de Gabrielle(surtout les... Read morePublished 10 months ago by michelle
It contains many hits and all the other songs are as awesome.
Inspired by popular bands from the 80s like Queen, Depeche Mode, Radiohead (as always) etc. Read more
Im a big fan of Muse and a vinyl from them was a need! Appreciate this good quality Lp. I love It...Published on Jan. 2 2013 by Patrick
Had never heard of the band before until I read the Twilight Series of which author Stephanie Meyer is a huge fan of and I just love it, can't get enough........ Read morePublished on Nov. 8 2010 by Claudia